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Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze' (Cinnamon Wattle)

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Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

Grevilleas for Cold Climates. Live in a colder part of Australia. These grevilleas for can handle it.

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Plant description

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Acacia 'Scarlet Blaze' is the famous red flowered wattle- a stand out in the normally yellow flowered Acacia family. The weeping habit of this medium shrub is also an attractive feature, and the leaves have a cinnamon fragrance when crushed. It is a hardy, low maintenance plant, that looks attractive without any pruning. The masses of  ball-shaped flowers appear in spring. Can be grown in sun to part shade, and is best on a moist soil with good drainage. Frost tolerant.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: good native fertiliser.

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